1/12/99 8:43:48 AM Mountain Standard Time

UPDATE

CONTAMINATED VEGETATION PERSISTS - HANFORD SITE, RICHLAND OPERATIONS OFFICE

Radiological Control Technicians continue to find radioactively contaminated vegetation on the Hanford Site. During routine monitoring, four (4) contaminated tumbleweed fragments were found with the highest reading 150,000 dpm/100cm2 beta/gamma and <20 dpm alpha. (ORPS Report #: RL--PHMC-FSS-1999-0002. Contact T. C. Savage, Manager, Transportation Operations, 509-372-2946)